Vimeo Pro Review by Video Production Agency publishing business client videos
February 17, 2017

Vimeo Pro Review by Video Production Agency publishing business client videos

Ross R. Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vimeo Pro

As a video production agency, we use Vimeo Pro to distribute client videos we have produced. It provides a syndication instance of client videos which is then indexed by Internet search engines and returned with search results, separate and apart from the client's own instance on their website or social media accounts.
  • High-quality, high-definition encoding
  • Mobile video player support
  • Efficient
  • Efficient streaming of video content for all mobile devices
  • Vimeo Pro also provides multiple format and sized download options for every video loaded to its platform
  • Vimeo Pro also supports albums, galleries and sets of videos for grouping similar content
  • Vimeo Pro provides access to "Issues" notifications when problems are being experienced with the platform. While this exposes areas where Vimeo has room for improvement, its transparency and demonstrated results for addressing issues in a timely manner is readily shared with anyone interested in being notified of the nature of such instances. All the platforms have issues and room for improvement but Vimeo's willingness to operate transparently speaks volumes for its reliability as a professional partner.
  • The positive impact Vimeo Pro has had on our overall business objectives is its support for large storage requirements of videos, indexing effectively with the search engines, and unique display options. This enables our agency to support each client's video with a standard model for support when it comes to video distribution and syndication.
  • The only negative impact with Vimeo seems to be its less emphasis on social interaction through promoting channel subscribers, video Likes, shares, etc.
  • YouTube, dailymotion, Facebook, Twitter, Slideshare, LinkedIn, Photobucket, metacafe and JW Player
Vimeo Pro stacks up quite well compared to each of the alternative services we have used. Since its integration was not as easily implemented for our own site for publishing client videos vs. JW Platform, we chose JW over Vimeo.
However, as a point of syndication so that each video is publicly hosted, listed and indexed by search engines automatically by Vimeo, it remains an obvious tool for our agency, and one we will recommend to clients whenever their needs are diverse enough to warrant consideration of the Vimeo Pro level agreement.
Vimeo Pro is well-suited as an online video sharing platform, specifically when the user has multiple videos, needs to benefit from video SEO, as well as all the formatting and display options made available through the Vimeo Pro premium service.
Such options include separate unique video preview pages with distinct URLs defined by the user, multiple format downloads, user definition of controls displayed within the video player by video, control over whether each video can be shared, embedded, etc. Some of these features provide powerful controls for video publishers and are unique options for Vimeo Pro users.

Vimeo Feature Ratings

Lead generation
4
Video personalization
9
eCommerce
5
Support for advertisements
2
Video SEO
8
Integration to Marketing Automation
6
Integration to Salesforce.com
7
Integration to Marketo
7
Integration to HubSpot
7
Integration to Eloqua
7
Integration to LMS
7
Video access controls
9
User management
10
Video link sharing
9
Internal video
8
External video
10
Player customization
7
Embedded videos
8
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
9
Mobile compatibility
10
A/B testing
4
Streaming quality reports
5
Per viewer tracking
6
Per video tracking
5
Video analytics dashboard
4
On-Demand video
9
Live streaming
5
Impact of streaming on network
5
Video upload & format support
8
Video library / File management
8
Video portal
6
Audience polling
4
Audience Q&A / Live chat
3
Video comments
5